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Quebec Furniture

The early furnishings of what is known today as Quebec were largely patterned after the prevailing styles in France as they progressed from the early 1700s through to the mid-1800s. As the colony matured, domestic preferences were incorporated into many objects. The diamond point motif, for instance, maintained its popularity for almost a century, long after its time had passed in France. Another important influence was the abundance of types of wood not commonly available in France. For example, white pine — with its clear grain and easy workability — was ideally suited for the manufacture of chests and armoires.

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